All statements involving Nathan Deal
The state of Georgia lost 16 percent of its employees last year, and that percentage has risen over the past three years.
About 3 percent of Gov. Nathan Deal’s appointments have been African-American.
"Spending of government money is 17 percent less than it was a decade ago."
Since taking office in January 2011, "the ‘rainy day’ fund has increased by 226 percent."
"Since last year’s address, more than 10,000 jobs created -- many on the high end of the employment scale."
Taxpayers are "on the hook ... for less than a third" of the proposed new Atlanta Falcons stadium, and those funds are "repaid from money that comes from outsiders."
The Georgia Department of Economic Development assisted with the creation of 28,776 jobs, an increase of 29 percent from last fiscal year, and $5.97 billion in investments, a 32 percent increase.
Gov. Nathan Deal "has taken at least $15,600 from the (Koch brothers), their businesses, and their employees."
Says his plan to end the toll on Ga. 400 fulfills his campaign promise to commuters.
"Since the beginning of the economic downturn in FY 2008, the state workforce has been reduced by 12.4 percent as part of overall cost savings measures to balance the budget to reduce revenues."
The Americans for Tax Reform pledge "relates to new taxes that were going to be initiated by legislative action."
On opposing any and all efforts to increase taxes.
Before the HOPE scholarship, "70 percent of the high school students who made 1400 or above on their SAT left the state of Georgia. Now, 70 percent of those stay in the state of Georgia."
"As the usage [of synthetic marijuana] has dramatically increased, instances of violence, bodily harm and even death have risen with it."
"One out of every three automobile fatalities can be attributed to alcohol."
Siemens has been unable to fill approximately 200 skilled trade positions in metro Atlanta.
"Right now in Georgia, nearly one in three leaving our prisons are re-convicted within three years."
The planned expansion of Savannah’s port is a "jobs creating project."
Georgia is one of seven states to lose jobs in 2011 and has lost 8,200 jobs so far.
"[The state ethics commission] took absolutely the same percent of cuts as most other state agencies. … They were somewhere in the 7 percent range – same as the governor’s office."
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